The Writing style of Oscar Wilde in His Story: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The writing style in The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde was a writer that appreciated writing style more than the actual substance in literary pieces. In his only finished piece, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde accomplished perfection. He shows his skillful ability to poignantly use figures of speech, we can also infer that he has astonishing mastery in his wording and use of vocabulary when he describes different characters, places, and settings. Something that is also noticeable in this novel is the point of view that allows the reader to dip into the minds of the characters and see the full picture of the story. The point of view in The Picture of Dorian Gray is in third person. The narrator grasps both the objective world and …show more content…
The writing style in The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde was a writer that appreciated writing style more than the actual substance in literary pieces. In his only finished piece, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde accomplished perfection. He shows his skillful ability to poignantly use figures of speech, we can also infer that he has astonishing mastery in his wording and use of vocabulary when he describes different characters, places, and settings. Something that is also noticeable in this novel is the point of view that allows the reader to dip into the minds of the characters and see the full picture of the story. The point of view in The Picture of Dorian Gray is in third person. The narrator grasps both the objective world and the internal thoughts and feelings of the characters, and the point of view is omniscient or all-knowing. But contradictory to this is that the narrator follows mostly Dorian through the story and we capture the plot through the lens of Dorian's opinion. Also there is one short paragraph (Wilde, 141-142) where the first-point of view becomes apparent, here Wilde becomes the narrator. The last line of the passage indicates that the ideas are supposed to be Dorian's, but the narrator's first person ‘I’ in the answer to the rhetorical question implies that they are the narrator's thoughts as well. But however, the narration is really thoughtful and complete, if nothing. The figurative language is one of the most prominent elements of writing
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